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Anti-vaxxers pledge to boycott NEXT as they cut sick pay for illiterate workers

Anti-vaxxers have vowed to ‘boycott’ them after the clothing retailer announced they were cutting sick pay for unvaccinated workers.

According to the BBC, the brand will no longer offer sick pay for non-vaccinated employees who are forced to isolate because of the risk of COVID-19.

The retailer will continue to pay employees full sick pay if they test positive for the virus.

Read more:London Covid: Self-isolation period reduced to five days for positive cases

Anti-Vaxxers Pledge To Boycott Next As They Cut Sick Pay For Illiterate Workers
Non-vaccinated employees isolated for coming in contact with Kovid will no longer get full salary

Next acknowledged that it was an “emotional topic”, but said it had to balance the needs of employees and shareholder.

The decision comes amid a continuing shortage of staff at businesses across the country due to the proliferation of the Omicron variant.

Unhappy shoppers took to Twitter to share their anger over the verdict and on Thursday afternoon (13 January) the hashtag ‘boycottonxt’ was trending in the United Kingdom.

One shopper tweeted: “I’ve been an account holder for many years – just canceled it.”

Anti-Vaxxers Pledge To Boycott Next As They Cut Sick Pay For Illiterate Workers

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Another tweeted: “How to lose customers in one easy lesson.”

“Another retailer is practicing discrimination, despite the fact that Jabd still gets the virus,” said another.

NeXT’s decision divided opinion, with some shoppers happy to see the policy.

One said: “I see anti-vaxxers boycotting another store. Thank you for making it safe to shop there.”

The store has made it clear that employees who test positive, whether they have been vaccinated or not, will still be paid in full for times of need.

However, non-vaccinated workers who are forced to isolate because they have been close to someone with COVID will receive a statutory sick pay of £96.35 per week.

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